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Quality Control for Rental Assistance Subsidies Determinations



Release Date: 
October 2006 (202 pages)
Posted Date:   
October 6, 2006



The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Quality Control for Rental Assistance Subsidies Determinations studies provide national estimates of the extent, severity, costs, and sources of rent errors in tenant subsidies for the PHA-administered Public Housing, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Moderate Rehabilitation programs; and the owner-administered Section 8, and Section 202 and Section 811 programs with Project Rental Assistance Contracts (PRAC) or Project Assistance Contracts (PAC). These so-called "deep subsidy" programs account for nearly all of HUD's current housing assistance outlays administered by the Offices of Housing and Public and Indian Housing, as well as the large majority of units assisted by HUD. This study was designed to measure the extent of administrative error by housing providers. The errors we evaluated in this study affect the rent contributions tenants should have been charged. The findings presented in this report are a result of data collected from February through July 2006 for actions taken by Public Housing Authority (PHA) and project staff during FY 2005(October 2004 through September 2005). These findings show that the percent of errors in the Public Housing, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Moderate Rehabilitation, owner-administered Section 8, and Section 202 and Section 811 programs with PRAC or PAC tenant subsidies is no longer declining when compared with results from previous studies. However, the average dollars in error and the gross dollar error rate did decline.


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